Assailants fire shots at Fenerbahce’s Topal’s car

Mehmet Topal. (AP)

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish club Fenerbahce says assailants fired shots at midfielder Mehmet Topal while he was driving, but the player escaped the attack unhurt.

The club said the player was targeted Tuesday while driving home from training. The shots hit his bullet-proof windscreen.

"This attack is an armed act of terrorism. We strongly condemn these successive attacks. We expect the attacker or attackers to be caught and swiftly brought to justice," a club statement read.

The assailants escaped and the motive for the attack was not known.

In April, shots were fired at Fenerbahce’s team bus while travelling to the airport from an away game in the northern city of Trabzon. The driver was hit in the face and hospitalized.

Soccer authorities suspended league and cup matches for a week following the incident.

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